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Nasdaq Leadership

The leadership team and the business unit senior vice presidents work collectively to bolster Nasdaq as a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents.

Nasdaq Leadership

Senior Vice Presidents

Nasdaq Senior Vice Presidents lead our business lines and provide daily management, business focus and oversight of Nasdaq's service solutions and product platforms.

Valerie Bannert-Thurner

Valerie Bannert-Thurner

Valerie Bannert-Thurner (Ph.D.) is Global Head of the Risk & Surveillance solutions business of Nasdaq. She is responsible for the overall growth of the SMARTS Trade Surveillance, SMARTS Market Surveillance, and TradeGuard businesses providing market leading risk and surveillance solution to buy side firms, broker dealers, clearing firms, exchanges, and regulators. Previously, Valerie was in charge of the European Market Technology business and drove the expansion into new business segments.

Before joining the Market Technology business within Nasdaq, Valerie held the position of Managing Director at FTEN, a Nasdaq Company. She ran the FTEN trading and risk management business across European and Asian. Previous roles included Managing Director at Skyler Technology Europe Ltd. and VP of Business Development at Skyler Technology Inc.

Valerie Bannert-Thurner is an expert in electronic trading with a deep understanding of the underlying technologies, market structure, and business models. She holds a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, a master degree in Business Engineering and Industrial Management, and Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich. She authored articles on finance, risk, and technology, published a book on strategic acquisition management, lectured at Cambridge University and the University of California, Santa Barbara, and spoke at several Industry conferences worldwide.

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